What do the Cinco de Mayo holiday and the amazing, stupendously wonderful band the Gipsy Kings have in common? They're both going to be at the House of Blues. If that seems convoluted, suffice it to say that whether you are celebrating the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla or just in the mood to hear some awesome music, you'll be all right. The House of Blues is having a Cinco de Mayo festival, complete with mariachis, in the Cambridge Room at the House of Blues. Tickets are $15 to $20 with proceeds benefiting the International House of Blues Foundation. Over in the main room, the famed French group the Gipsy Kings will be showing you how to get down, Rumba Flamenco style. Tickets are $48.75 to $99.50, which may sound high but this is a group of left-handed musicians pulling some amazing flamenco sounds from upside-down guitars--and they're worth it, trust me. It's the kind of music that makes you dance. House of Blues is located at the White Swan Building, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. Call 214-978-BLUE or visit hob.com for more information.
Wed., May 5, 2010